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Widening participation through hands-on robot programming

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06 March 2007

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As part of the department's commitment to widening participation, an event was held during February in which students, aged 15-17, experimented with robot programming and task solving.  

Inspired by the world's first autonomous mobile robots, made here in Bristol by Dr Grey Walter in the 1950s, the challenge was to program a robot to find a torch placed randomly within an arena while negotiating obstacles. It was an exciting 2hrs of learning and fun, and we look forward to repeating the event in the future.

Some pictures from the day are available here.